My Last Run

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21/07/2013 at 14:18

good performance, John mc efc - two pbs in short order!

cooler but muggy this morning in London town. got up early, jogged to Regents Park (8k) and then ran the London summer league 10k. In retrospect, the warm up may have been a touch too long as I imploded at the 7k mark while on course for a PB. ho hum!

off to Davos, Switzerland next week for the Swiss Alpine running festival...really excited!

21/07/2013 at 14:41

Nice one Toffee John!

Baldy, I share your pain.  Blackpool 10k for me today.  Well on track for a PB at halfway and then the warm-ish conditions seemed to sap my spirit and energy again.  Tailed off rapidly to finish around the 39 minute mark and yet again, falling shy of a PB.  That event sounds pretty cool - have fun over there

I's not racing to my potential at the minute and I think I need to wait for cooler weather to do it.

21/07/2013 at 20:25

thanks bald bloke, enjoy Switzerland , cheers strangely brown, I would love to be able to do a 10 k in 39 mins. 

21/07/2013 at 20:50

Happy hols Cid and baldy.  Some great running despite the heat

Very little running for me as my stepdaughter got married on Friday up in the Midlands, so have been run ragged looking after my little grand-daughter, helping with arrangements, and going bankrupt :-/

I've desparately missed running so even tho I'd had 6 hours sleep in two days and a 6 hour drive (don't ask), I went out late last night for a little 3-4 miler.  It's an odd thing running on a Saturday night with all the pisheads around but better than nowt. 

21/07/2013 at 21:38
Enjoy the Alps BB. I'm guessing there may be hill climbs. Congrats John on the very fine HM, and SB - even though you're disappointed, regular sub-40min 10k is a considerable ability. I am envious.

A quickish run today as it was milder, but pretty humid. All on road 7.5miles in 54mins. 10k distance came in at the usual 45mins. Last mile quicker than the first so a slightly better time in there somewhere. Pace felt comfortable so happy with it, particularly after plodding about in the heat. Managed to poke myself the eye. Bloody hurt.
Edited: 21/07/2013 at 21:42
22/07/2013 at 08:25

Good work all and have a fab trip baldbloke. 16 miles for me, first half steady, second half easy. Taking a few days off now to recharge and see if I come back fresher. 

Chin chin,


22/07/2013 at 10:07

Went out yesterday at about 5pm for a 4 miler, was ok, tried the same saterday but just couldn't get round! Too hot at around 3 in the afternoon!  So for the first time in about 6 months I didn't to a long run at the weekend, but been doing 2 x 10k during the week which is a step up for me.

22/07/2013 at 15:21

11 miles to Blundellsands, Burbo Bank & Hightown just after 7am, returning only feet from a gently incoming tide and avoiding the sea fishing tackle by the coastguards'

0630  Running bud back in action - just half an hour, nice n steady, over the coastal park near the Marina and over Chaffers rec.  I popped 50% more - 'cos I could!

22/07/2013 at 18:41

anyone else wondering what happens to Fudge when Cidlad is in Almeria? can't be many long runs if you're stuck in kennels...

22/07/2013 at 22:28

Hills session this evening.  Very very hot and humid (still around 33 degrees) but did it.  So pleased. Although in a new version of twatty heckles, some teenager came and ran just in front of me and videoed it, shouting "she's chasing me!".  Major sense of humour bypass for me...

23/07/2013 at 12:22

Stupidly humid here in London, but after the storms of last night, running conditions are slightly better than yesterday.  8 miles along the River Lea for me this morning.  Pretty tough.

23/07/2013 at 12:26

Rain & some thunder & lightning to go with 5.2 miles at 6.30am today.  Similar route to y'day.

23/07/2013 at 23:22
Missed the rain and went for another late evening run. Feeling lethargic last couple of days so pleased I got myself out. Warm and humid. Just over 10miles in 1hr17. Felt a bit jaded and couldn't seem to stop slowing after a few miles. Picked up again though toward the end. Must have a shave.
24/07/2013 at 08:36

Morning running people.


JT - cheers but I guess whatever level you run at, you're always wanting to go faster.  If you're knocking off 7.5miles in 54mins in training, you can't be that far away from those sorts of times yourself.

7 ga miles today.  Warm, dry but cloudy.  Very humid now the real heat has dropped away.


24/07/2013 at 14:35

Fresher this a.m. for a similar run to yesterday's

In other news, redundancy turned into redeployment at my present college after interview y'day.  I'm now Quality Facilitator: Equality & Diversity   Even in my 60th year, I believe I've some more to give to FE & HE.  Time will tell....

24/07/2013 at 23:12

Much cooler tonight, but still warm & pleasant, and then the heavens opened mid run! It was axquite welcome change though to be fair, but I hope it gets back to nice & sunny sharpish!

A 7km run at my 10k pace tonight (first 2.5km is a fairly steep uphill section). I've been doing this route twice in the mid week for a few weeks & I really enjoy it. Was my first run after a very heavy stag weekend but was finally feeling human again today and the run went really well.

24/07/2013 at 23:21

Great news swittle... I too work in a college.  Interesting / challenging job for you ahead

Me- 6 miles club run through hot Epping forest.  Was a bit of a wimp

25/07/2013 at 08:09

Swittel -   Well played sir, wish you great luck with the new direction

Just a 5m plod today.  Little bit of pain in the knee still after the change of footware so taking it easy at the minute.

25/07/2013 at 10:10

Many thanks, Nessie and SB    With the uncertainty over, tiredness dogged my steps yesterday but Merseyside was looking its best as run buddy & I enjoyed warm, breezy, sunny weather at 7am for 30 and 45 minutes respectively.

26/07/2013 at 20:22
Good news Swittle, must be a weight off.
15.15miles on road in my vivobarefoots. Don't normally wear them for longer runs. Could have done with socks though as the base of my feet were sore at the end. Wore a new tee as well and my nipples also a bit sore. Have put a bit of aloe vera gel on them. Just over 2hrs. Lovely warm day.
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